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The West Des Moines Chamber is here to help YOU! 

Learn about out how we can impact you as a young professional from our past West Des Moines Chamber interns themselves.

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Hunter Hoopes

Previously: Communications & Marketing Intern
Currently: Owner of Hoopes Media

"Working with the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce has truly set me up for success. They introduced me to new connections, supported my ideas, and gave me projects that challenged me. Now, I run a social media marketing agency in Arvada, Colorado. I would not have been able to begin down the path of entrepreneurship if it wasn't for the positive impact this internship provided."

Eric Reading

Previously: Videography Intern
Currently: Owner of GoWest Videography

“Interning with the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce was rich with opportunity. I learned how to interact with professionals, connected with local businesses, and gained momentum to keep growing in my field of interest. The internship gave me a big head start as the people around me invested in my personal growth.”

Check out Eric's videography work here.

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Ray Martinez

Previously: Videography Intern
Currently: Grinnell student

"It was a pleasure working with such a supportive and talented team of leaders whose feedback was always valuable and constructive. The consistent work I was given allowed me to dip my toes into professional videography from within a safe, learning environment. I'm confident that I have become a more educated and experienced individual through this internship."

Not only is West Des Moines the best city to kickstart your career...it also has amazing restaurants and countless places to explore!

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To find out more about the best places to dine, shop, and play in West Des Moines, visit here.